Toh Aquarium Review : Neighbourhood Aquarium for hobbyists.



Looking to set up an aquarium?

We are planning to set up a mini Monster Fish tank and decided to scout around Singapore for the ideal tankmates. After checking out That Aquarium and OTF aquarium, we decided to head to Toh Aquarium at Kallang as we were told that they have an interesting range of Monster Fish.

Toh Aquarium
Toh Aquarium takes up the corner shop under a HDB at Kallang Bahru. Its centralised location meant that is much more accessible than the aquariums at Pasir Ris or even Clementi. Apparently, this aquarium has its roots from 328 Clementi, a block that is well known for a mix of aquarium shops.

Turtles @ Toh Aquarium

This shop somewhat resembles a smaller version of the well known Clementi Florist and Aquarium or what a fish hobbyist call C328.  In terms of space and collection, it is a tad smaller but a lot more organised.

At the front, you would find a selection of tanks, pumps and anything that you need to set up a home aquarium. Alongside are aquatic plants, feeder fishes in bags, some small turtles and koi fish.


Bettas @ Toh Aquarium


Step inside, you will be greeted by tanks that are needly displayed and organised. On one side ot the shop is a section dedicated to Bettas.

Fishes @ Toh Aquarium
Walk further inwards and you will find a decent selection of fishes.

Stingrays @ Toh Aquarium
We spotted some interesting options for our Monster Fish Tank. There are Stingrays, Red Tail Catfish, variety of plecos and even a few rare Tigrinus catfish, otherwise known as the Zebra Catfish


Tigrinus catfish @ Toh Aquarium

The display tanks were well maintained, brightly lit and easy to see. Unlike some other aquarium we had been to, the fishes here looks healthy in their well-kept tanks.

Red tail Catfish @ Toh Aquarium
A common misconception for the new hobbyists is that fish would do well in the same size tanks. If you are purchasing the fish, do some research first. For instance, these Red Tail Catfish may look cute in this small tank, but they will be monsters that grow as big as 1.5 meters!

So if you are planning on getting some of those, make sure you have a pond and not just a tank!

L333 @ Toh Aquarium 
For something more manageable and just as attractive, you might want to consider these instead. The L333 or King Tiger Pleco would make a good small tank aquarium fish. Not only does it clean the tank of algae, but it will also only grow to about 15cm, making them great tankmates.


Other than fish, you can also get your supplies such as food and medicine here. While we did not check the prices of the supplies, the prices of the fish here are very competitive. In terms of pricing, we would rate it as one of the better budget aquariums in town. 

The staff are pretty friendly too. It is worth a visit if you intend to start an aquarium.


Getting there
The nearest MRT would be DT24 Geylang. It is located about 550m away.

Toh Aquarium
63 Kallang Bahru 
#01-435 Singaproe 330063
Opens Daily 11am-9pm
 

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